Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sunday Afternoon Drive

 Daylight hours are short and sunny days are rare this time of year, so when this past Sunday turned out to be sunny Lyle invited me to go for a drive with him on some of the back roads around Coeur d'Alene Lake. We stopped to enjoy the view several times. The above picture was taken at 3:40 p.m. as the sun was beginning to set.
 Miss Cookie enjoyed herself in the backseat and kept a sharp eye out for wildlife. The most interesting "critters" we saw in the wild that day were magpies and turkeys. However, we stopped to watch awhile when we came upon a farm with a flock of sheep being herded by a border collie on signals from the farmer. Cookie (being half border-collie herself) thought that looked like lots of fun!
At 4:00 we stopped to take a picture of the gorgeous sunset. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my phone camera actually does a pretty decent job in low-light settings. It was full dark by the time we got home.

Just a little over 2 weeks until the days start getting longer again!

2 comments:

Jan said...

Ha ha! I'm counting the days too! December 22nd is my favorite day of the year! ;-)
Great photos!

pse said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm ready for the longer daylight hours also.